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Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City

2 stars
2520 North 50th Street, Tampa, FL 33619
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.5
out of 5
61 reviews
Good place, nice people, good location

Great. Friendly staff and convinient location. Centrally located to Downtown Orlando, stores, food,... See full review

  • Disrespected Customer.
  • Aug 1, 2014
family vaca

The service was excellent and the employees were exceptionally professional! See full review

  • smh143mr
  • Jun 18, 2014
Relax at this Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City conveniently located on Route 41. The lively Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is just two miles away, or explore the Florida State Fairgrounds three miles away. For family excitement, Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo, as well as Busch Gardens and Adventure Island theme parks are nearby. Walk to several eateries, or relax with a cocktail at the onsite Silver Dollar Lounge. Wake up to a complimentary Rise and Dine continental breakfast, and enjoy a complimentary newspaper. Cool off in the outdoor pool, and enjoy the spacious sundeck. Large-vehicle parking makes it easy to bring a crowd. Stay productive with complimentary wireless Internet access, fax and copy service, and meeting spaces for events of up to 300 guests. Comfortable guest rooms include microwave and refrigerator. Suites and smoke-free rooms are also available. There is no charge for children 17 and under with an adult.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Ice machine
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Services
Guest laundromat
ATM/Cash machine
Conference facilities
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Room
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Microwave
Cribs available
Ironing board

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Hotel Map

27.9657 -82.4031
Area description
Business district

Nearby points of interest

  • Ybor City: 2 mi
  • Ybor City State Museum: 2.2 mi
  • SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship: 2.9 mi
  • Florida Aquarium: 3 mi
  • Tampa Port Authority: 3 mi
  • Tampa Union Station: 3.1 mi
  • Tampa Bay Historical Center: 3.3 mi
  • ST PETE TIMES FORUM: 3.4 mi
  • Tampa Bay Times Forum: 3.4 mi
  • Tampa Convention Center: 3.6 mi
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts: 3.7 mi
  • Glazer Children's Museum: 3.7 mi
  • Tampa Museum of Art: 3.8 mi
  • The David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts: 3.8 mi
  • Henry B. Plant Museum: 4 mi
  • Ybor City: 2 mi
  • Ybor City State Museum: 2.2 mi
  • SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship: 2.9 mi
  • Florida Aquarium: 3 mi
  • Tampa Port Authority: 3 mi
  • Tampa Union Station: 3.1 mi
  • Tampa Bay Historical Center: 3.3 mi
  • ST PETE TIMES FORUM: 3.4 mi
  • Tampa Bay Times Forum: 3.4 mi
  • Tampa Convention Center: 3.6 mi
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts: 3.7 mi
  • Glazer Children's Museum: 3.7 mi
  • Tampa Museum of Art: 3.8 mi
  • The David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts: 3.8 mi
  • Henry B. Plant Museum: 4 mi
  • Hyde Park: 4.8 mi
  • Busch Gardens: 5 mi
  • Tampa Lowry Park Zoo: 5.1 mi
  • Adventure Island: 5.3 mi
  • Museum of Science and Industry: 6 mi
  • Raymond James Stadium: 6.2 mi
  • Al Lopez Park: 6.3 mi
  • Steinbrenner Field: 6.4 mi
  • Sun Dome: 6.5 mi
  • University of South Florida Botanical Gardens: 6.5 mi
  • Tampa Theatre: 6.8 mi
  • Lettuce Lake Park: 8 mi
  • Grand Prix Fun Center: 8.2 mi
  • Morris Bridge Park: 9.5 mi
  • The Upper Tampa Bay Trail: 11.9 mi
  • Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center: 12 mi
  • Tampa Bay Downs: 16 mi
  • Sunshine Skyway Bridge: 24.8 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

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Guest Reviews (61)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City

Overall score

2.5 / 5
5.01.0
61 out of 61
Amenities:
2.9
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3.5
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
3.2
Value:
3.4

51% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
bonnie lee
Business
grand isle,ny
Apr 3, 2012

friendliest and location--easy access to everywhere

i am 63 ,my first time traveling alone to watch spring training baseball--and lie in the sun and swim.everything was terrific..the manager was so helpful with directions, printing boarding passes, just everything..my maid service was very accomidating and this trip was priced right i will request this hotel again next spring, bonnie ahrens

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
waterbury, ct
Aug 16, 2009

every thing was wonderful

we went to bed late and got up very early we realy did not stay theare all day

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Not Applicable

old town in orlando

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Eagle2
Business
Central Kansas
Oct 14, 2010

Caring and alert staff

Very convenient location for traveling around the cities. Friendly staff, great service, very reasonable. A lot of close eating places. The only downside is a small amount of traffic noise from I4 if your room is on the North side. I certainly would use again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Central location

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
smh143mr
Business
san antonio TX
Jun 18, 2014

family vaca

The service was excellent and the employees were exceptionally professional!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Disrespected Customer.
Business
Hialeah Florida
Aug 1, 2014

Good place, nice people, good location

Great. Friendly staff and convinient location. Centrally located to Downtown Orlando, stores, food, shopping, and partying at Ibor City.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
druci
Business
ft Myers Beach
Oct 11, 2009

unbeatable location for price

It was fine for the night after U2 concert at raymond james stadium

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Sweet Bay for oragnics/groceries close by and Drive thru's & to go foods close by and gyros at Salem's

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cathy Bane
Business
Tampa Florida
Feb 18, 2013

Dirt track vacation stay

The hotel was close to Eastbay Raceway and we did not have to waste much time reaching the track. It had several nearby restaurants. Our bed and pillows were comfortable. I would have liked an indoor pool and hot tub.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Decent hotel to stay at when visiting the race track.

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Alex's Grandma
Business
Tampa, FL
May 25, 2013

Good place

The most comfortable beds and pillows we had on our trip. The motel does show some signs of its age, but not to the extent that it took away from the experience. The staff was wonderful. The location was convenient to almost everything (except the beach). We were on the highway side. You could hear the traffic, but the nearness of the highway was the reason it was so convenient and it really did not bother us. Would recommend this motel to anyone looking for economy and convenience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Ybor City is close and has every type of restaurant you could be looking for, Interesting history and night life. The Hard Rock Cafe and Casino is one exit the other way.

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
EllieL
Business
Wales, UK
Apr 20, 2014

Great value for money & really friendly staff

The staff at this hotel were really helpful and friendly. The room was clean and comfortable. The only downside was that the hotel was a bit out of the way for getting to and from the airport if you're reliant on public transport and have a heavy suitcase (like I was). If you're driving then it probably isn't an issue because it's just off the I4. The pool was open from dawn 'til dusk and was a nice place to spend a day relaxing. I felt that it was really good value for money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Sarasota, FL
May 16, 2011

Nicer than I expected

We got the hotel room to attend WMNF's annual Heat Wave event in Ybor City (which is a blast). Accommodations were perfect.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Attend Heat Wave in Ybor City next May.

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